May 13, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams third round pick running back Tre Mason talks with the media during a press conference at Rams Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Rams' Tre Mason could finish 2014 as starting running back

The St. Louis Rams added running back Tre Mason in the third-round of the 2014 NFL Draft, and they could have some big plans in store for the Auburn standout sooner rather than later.

According to ESPN Rams reporter Nick Wagoner, we should not be surprised if Mason is able to leapfrog Zac Stacy on the depth chart to take over the starting job by the end of the regular season.

It is an interesting note from Wagoner considering how impressive Stacy was a season ago, but anything can happen in the NFL.

Mason will have an opportunity to show off his skills during training camp and throughout the preseason, where he will compete to win the primary back up role with Benny Cunningham and Isaiah Pead.

If Mason is as impressive leading up to the season as people expect him to be, it would be a surprise if he does not earn the opportunity to contribute in a change-of-pace role in St. Louis during his rookie campaign.

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